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'Doors' Drummer

PUMPED Mars Rover

Plays 'Break On Through'

8/17/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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One member of The Doors is amped the Mars Rover mission plays "Break on Through" as a wake-up call in the morning -- telling TMZ, it's the perfect song for an extraterrestrial ... because The Doors are basically aliens.

In case you didn't know, several crew members on the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission answered a bunch of questions on Reddit yesterday -- and one question involved the the rover's "wake-up" songs ... i.e. songs played by mission control to start their day. (It's a Mars rover tradition, apparently)

According to one crew member, the wake-up song list includes the "Mission: Impossible" theme, "Wake Up Little Susie" by Simon and Garfunkel, "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra ... and the Doors hit classic.

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But Doors drummer John Densmore tells TMZ, he's not surprised by the crew's song selection ... claiming, “The Doors were always considered 'different'... like from Mars... no bass player, no flower power."

Densmore adds, "[Yesterday] the mayor of West Hollywood declared it 'Doors Day.' It seems appropriate that we are also waking up the Curiosity on Mars."

Appropriate, and we love it madly.

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buckwheat    

"WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE" BY SIMON AND GARFUNKEL??????
The stupidiy of the TMZ staff has reached a new low which I thought was impossible

707 days ago
17.

buckwheat    

Will the play "Like a Virgin" by the Beatles?

707 days ago
18.

Bloomcounty.USA    

"Wake Up Little Susie" is usually associated with the Everly Bros ... are we sure that it's the Simon and Garfunkel version that's being played up there? Seems a little odd that they'd use a less famous cover of it, considering.

707 days ago
19.

buckwheat    

Will they play
"I was born this way" by Led Zeppelin?

707 days ago
20.

Deep Space    

Earth Is The True Planet Of War, Not Mars (Curiosity Rover)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5ju9ag2ZI

707 days ago
21.

Sersi    

Nice!
We chased our pleasures here, Dug our treasures there, But you still recall the time we cried
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other sideeee
YEAHHHHH!

706 days ago
22.

Sersi    

They should include The Great gig in the sky by Pink Floyd ...

706 days ago
23.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Unless NASA makes a Snickers rover next, I'm not interested.


The Doors sucked lizard a$$. Pretentious pseudo-intellectual film student crap.

704 days ago
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